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My Melody Otsukimi Bento
In 2 days time (This post was written at the end of September), it will be Otsukimi (お月見) again! A festival that celebrates the autumn full moon.
Interestingly, this festival is celebrated in many Asian countries, including Japan, Singapore and Taiwan etc; though the name of the festival and its customs and traditions vary.
This year, Otsukimi festival falls on 19 Sept. Do you know that the moon is exceptionally bright and very beautiful on this very night?
In Japan, people say that a rabbit lives on the moon and pounds rice cakes, and so it is common to see bunny and rice dumplings motifs in the depiction of Otsukimi festival. One of Otsukimi traditions is also to enjoy eating dango (rice dumplings). So I decided to feature My Melody admiring the beautiful autumn full moon in this Otsukimi bento. My Melody holds a stick of mini hanami dango…nom nom~~Have you tried dango before? It’s really yummy!
The bento box I used today is a rectangular shaped, two-tier microwave-safe bento box. Its wide base means that it is extremely easy to showcase your bento characters, ingredients and side dishes. If you like this bento box, I am very sure you will like the Ojyu Bento Box or the Komatsu.
Remember to take some time this Thursday to enjoy the beauty of the full autumn moon! :)
Shirley - Bento specialist, Singapore
Hello :) I am Shirley, a bento artist/chef and blogger. I started making bento back in 2011 as getting lunch was very inconvenient at work, and in 2012 my blog, Little Miss Onigiri was born. Bento making is a passion that I am fond of, and excited about. My head is often bursting with ideas on what to make. Even when I visit the supermarkets, I often imagine what I can make out of an ingredient or food product. Character bentos are my forte, but I also enjoy making usual bento lunches, bread, sweets and other decorative food items. If you like kawaii and and fun creations, I am sure you will enjoy my blog postings. I will continue to do my best and thanks for staying with me.